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Adam Pendleton composes formal templates in which he slots information, shifting language, forms and images into an arena of artistic inquiry. Practicing extreme freedom of reference and quotation, as well as a rejection of conventional hierarchies among sources, Pendleton establishes new referential devices and displays in which he exploits the easy-psychology of biographical readings, rendering language and image both concrete and contingent. grey-blue grain comprises of a series of writings used and appropriated in previous works and performances.
This paperback serves as an extension of Adam Pendleton's 2009 exhibition and performance series entitled "EL T D K Amsterdam." It consists of excerpted texts and images integral to Pendleton's practice at the time of the exhibition. Sources include Joan Retallack's The Poethical Wager, Jena Osman, Edward Sapir, Ron Silliman, Tan Lin, Jean-Luc Godard, Leslie Scalapino, Amiri Baraka/Leroi Jones and Hugo Ball, and the artist's own writings.
Softcover, 80 pp., offset 1/1, 120 x 180 mm
Edition of 250